Book Review – 100 Diagrams That Changed the World

It all begins with a diagram. In architecture, it is the grand design of the floor plan; in mathematics, it is the graphic... Read More

Shaping Portland Street: Downtown Dartmouth’s Draft Design Manual

Dartmouth – What started as a response to the lack of guidance about what height was appropriate in Downtown Dartmouth has... Read More

How the TTC lost and found its subway style

Not many people could have known that behind the advertising billboards on the platform of College station was something no-one had... Read More

Book Review – Site Specific

Editor: Karen Forbes (ORO Editions, 2015) Site Specific: Conversations with Peter Zumthor, Steven Holl, Róisín Heneghan, Bjarne... Read More

Adaptive Re-Use: The Joy of Re-purposed Buildings

VHF would like to thank this post’s guest writer, Marta Farevaag – Urban Planner. In Vancouver, our residential neighbourhoods... Read More

Vancouver Art Gallery Reflections

I’m not sure when the informed, intelligent culture of design that characterized the formative years of Vancouver transformed, but... Read More

Solving The Housing Crisis at SFU: Part 2

Yesterday, we highlight the speakers and issues discussed at the SFU’s Housing in the City Beyond The Headlines storytelling event... Read More

Solving The Housing Crisis at SFU: Part 1

In 2007, Miloon Kothari, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right for Adequate Housing,  called Canada’s housing situation... Read More

Overhaul or demolish 24 Sussex?

Much has recently been discussed about the restoration or demolition and replacement of 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa. Like many old... Read More

Book Review – Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined

Author: Steve McDonald (Chronicle Books, 2015) Fantastic Cities is a colouring book.  Not a colouring book intended for children, but... Read More